Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy Specialist

Dan Wool, NMD -  - Naturopathic Physician & Gastrointestinal Specialist

Dan Wool, NMD

Naturopathic Physician & Gastrointestinal Specialist located in Tempe, AZ & Scottsdale, AZ

If you feel sluggish, live with brain fog, or have no interest in sex, it's time to learn if you can regain your vitality with bioidentical hormone replacement therapy. Dan Wool, NMD, in Scottsdale and Tempe, Arizona, specializes in naturopathic medicine that identifies the source of your symptoms and treats all factors contributing to the problem. When low hormone levels affect your health, Dr. Dan Wool prescribes safe and effective bioidentical hormones to restore balance and, along with it, optimal wellness. To schedule a free in-person or telehealth consultation, call the nearest office or book an appointment online today.

Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy Q&A

When would I need bioidentical hormone replacement therapy?

Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy is the treatment you need when your hormone levels drop below normal. This imbalance in hormones causes significant health challenges because hormones regulate every cell, organ, and function in your body.

Hormones activate and inhibit your immune response, control your reproductive system, and regulate many functions, such as:

  • Mood
  • Stress
  • Metabolism
  • Heart rate
  • Blood pressure
  • Blood sugar
  • Sexual desire
  • Hunger and satiety
  • Bone strength
  • Muscle growth

To maintain optimal energy and stay healthy, you need specific hormone levels. When levels fall, you suffer emotional, physical, and psychological consequences.

How do hormones become imbalanced?

You could have an endocrine gland problem or an underlying health condition that affects hormone production. Maintaining optimal hormone levels also demands a healthy gut and a fully functioning gastrointestinal tract.

Many problems disrupt hormone levels, including:

  • Illnesses
  • Chronic stress
  • Medications
  • Nutritional deficiencies
  • Environmental toxins

However, you may not have any of these problems and still end up with a hormone imbalance due to aging. The levels of many hormones decline with age, including growth hormone, cortisol, insulin, and thyroid hormones.

Women experience a dramatic loss of estrogen at menopause. Men have a more gradual decline as testosterone levels slowly drop every year after the age of 30.

What symptoms indicate I need bioidentical hormone replacement therapy?

During perimenopause (the years before menopause) and menopause, women experience hot flashes, night sweats, and vaginal dryness. Men may experience erectile dysfunction as testosterone declines. 

Beyond gender differences, men and women share similar symptoms when they have low hormones:

  • Low energy
  • Low sex drive
  • Weight gain
  • Mood swings
  • Loss of muscle mass
  • Decline in muscle strength
  • Thinning hair
  • Memory loss
  • Brain fog (difficulty concentrating)

Hormone imbalances also increase your risk of developing serious chronic health problems such as osteoporosis, Type 2 diabetes, and heart disease.

What is bioidentical hormone replacement therapy?

Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy safely and naturally restores normal hormone levels without synthetic medications. Dr. Wool achieves optimal results using Biote® bioidentical hormones, which have the same chemical structure as your body's hormones, yet they're made from plants.

When balancing hormones, Dr. Wool runs blood tests to determine the precise type and amount you need. Then a customized Biote pellet contains your unique dose.

After Dr. Wool implants the pellet under your skin, it consistently and continuously releases hormones into your bloodstream, perfectly maintaining your hormone levels. As you regain hormonal balance, your symptoms disappear, and you may prevent having chronic health conditions.

If you feel drained and generally unhealthy, call Dr. Dan Wool or book an appointment online today.